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Coronapod: USA authorises vaccines for youngest of kids

After a long wait, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centres for Disease Control and...

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How science can tackle inequality

00:38 The science of studying inequalityWe discuss the research looking to understand the root...

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How the Black Death got its start

00:46 Uncovering the origins of the Black DeathThe Black Death is estimated to have caused the...

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Coronapod: COVID and smell loss, what the science says

One of the most curious symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell and taste. For most, this...

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Ancient 'giraffes' sported thick helmets for headbutting

00:33 A headbashing relative gives insights into giraffe evolutionHow the giraffe got its long...

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Audio long read: The brain-reading devices helping paralysed people to move, talk and touch

Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) implanted in the brains of people who are paralysed are...

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Robot exercises shoulder cells for better tissue transplants

00:47 The robot shoulder that exercises cellsRecreating the movements that tendon cells...

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Coronapod: 'A generational loss' - COVID's devastating impact on education

Despite the devastating loss of life caused by COVID-19, some researchers are arguing that the...

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X-ray analysis hints at answers to fossil mystery

00:45 The puzzle of PalaeospondylusOver a hundred years ago, archaeologists discovered fossils of...

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How galaxies could exist without dark matter

00:47 The mystery of the missing dark matterDark matter makes up most of the matter in the...

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Coronapod: 'viral ghosts' support idea that SARS-CoV-2 reservoirs could be behind long COVID

Millions of people around the world have been left managing the complex and amorphous syndrome...

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Retinas revived after donor's death open door to new science

00:57 Reviving retinas to understand eyesResearch efforts to learn more about diseases of the...

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Swapping in a bit of microbial 'meat' has big eco-gains

00:46 How a move to microbial protein could affect emissionsIt’s well understood that the...

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Coronapod: COVID and diabetes, what the science says

The true disability cost of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, but more and more studies are...

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How virtual meetings can limit creative ideas

00:56 How video calls can reduce creativityAs a result of the pandemic, workers around the world...

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Audio long-read: The quest to prevent MS — and understand other post-viral diseases

Results from a huge epidemiological study found that infection by the Epstein-Barr virus...

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We could still limit global warming to just 2˚C — but there's an 'if'

00:46 What COP26 promises will do for climateAt COP26 countries made a host of promises and...

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Coronapod: Infected immune cells hint at cause of severe COVID

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a debate amongst researchers about whether the...

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Why do naked mole rats live as long as giraffes?

00:54 How Mammals’ mutation rates affects their lifespanFor biologists, a long-standing...

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Five years in the coldest fridge in the known Universe

00:46 The very cool experiment looking for a proposed particlePhysics tells us that when matter...

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